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BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults. It is the only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily improve both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet in adults. You can get treated in both areas at the same time— that’s the beauty of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
How does it work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet— the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily reduces this muscle activity so you’ll begin to notice a visible smoothing of these lines.
For temporary improvement of moderate to severe crow’s feet, Dr. Riettie will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscle surrounding the sides of your eyes— called the orbicularis oculi muscles.
For temporary improvement of moderate to severe frown lines, Dr. Riettie will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into 2 muscles—the corrugator and procerus muscles.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I look overdone?
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your provider about the results you want from treatment.
Does the treatment hurt?
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your provider may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your provider may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
How long does treatment take?
The treatment takes approximately 10 minutes and requires minimal downtime or recovery—it’s often called a lunchtime procedure.